Month: July 2020

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s 1899 Self-Portrait, was painted in the French Impressionist style. Analysis of Renoir’s Self-Portrait Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s self-portrait, here in his fifties, turns his face obliquely away from the viewer while maintaining his gaze towards us. This could allude to the process of painting a portrait, as the painter needs to look over and back …

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Jean-Léon Gérôme: Encampment near Constantinople

Encampment near Constantinople: Jean-Léon Gérôme

Encampment near Constantinople is an 1856 history painting by French Academic artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. Analysis of Encampment near Constantinople In 1856 Jean-Léon Gérôme travelled on a Grand Tour of the Near East and the Encampment near Constantinople is the result of a plein-air (painting produced outside at the scene) oil sketch. We see in the …

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Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Age of Augustus, The Birth of Christ

The Age of Augustus, The Birth of Christ: Jean-Léon Gérôme

The Age of Augustus, The Birth of Christ is an 1854 religious painting by leading French Academic artist Jéan-Léon Gérôme. Analysis of The Age of Augustus, The Birth of Christ In The Age of Augustus, The Birth of Christ, a vast and hugely populated history painting he finished in 1854, Jean-Léon Gérôme portrayed a triumph …

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Vincent van Gogh: Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid

Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid: Vincent van Gogh

Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid is an 1887 portrait painting by French Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, painted in the Pointillist style. Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid Analysis This is a portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid, who was a friend of both Vincent van Gogh and of James McNeil Whistler, …

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Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry: Charlotte Corday

Charlotte Corday: Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry

Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry’s painting of Charlotte Corday can be seen as a riposte to Jacques-Louis David’s treatment of the same subject, the assassination of a wild and bloodthirsty leader of the French Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat. Corday, a royalist sympathizer, here awaits her arrest as Marat lies dying with his hand gripping his bath’s edge. The work …

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